So last night we sat down and watched the 3rd version of the classic Star Wars: A New Hope.
High Power lamp mode, 167", as close to the original theater experience you can get.
It was very enjoyable. The size of the screen allowed you to see things that have been missed on the smaller screens of the past 30 years.
Death Star readouts, Luke's facial expressions at the awards ceremonies, 3PO's wirey waist, and a plethora of other features. A Star Destroyer really looks like it could destroy a star at this scale!
Having never REALLY watched this version, as in sitting down in a theater, usually it is just on and filler on my old 65" set while playing WoW, I now understand why reviews of this version of the film are lackluster.
Having watched Iron Man 1 and 2, and other modern movies on BD, then watching this, you see how the master could have been done better. This really only matters in a comparitive aspect, not in a flaw in the movie itself.
Grain in the sky, certain scenes looking extraordinary and others not so much, but i guess thats the price you pay for 35 years.
All I can say is I'm glad I watched modern movies first, otherwise I'd of thought my money wasn't well spent at all.
Tonight will probably be Episode V, as our current Netflix Smallville disc was cracked. =(
This past May 25th was the 30th Anniversary of the release of Return of the Jedi. The Digital Bits had a blurb on it.